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District Attorney Consumer Protection Alert Click to view article, District Attorney Warns Businesses and Consumers of Price Gouging During an Emergency

District Attorney Warns Businesses and Consumers of Price Gouging During an Emergency

District Attorney Dan Dow issued a consumer alert today to warn businesses and consumers of price gouging and fraud in the wake of emergency declarations over coronavirus concerns.

San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury Issues Indictment Click to view article, SLO Grand Jury Indicts Thirteen People for Drug Trafficking

SLO Grand Jury Indicts Thirteen People for Drug Trafficking

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that a San Luis Obispo County Criminal Grand Jury issued indictments this week against thirteen individual members of a local drug trafficking organization with ties to Mexico.

District Attorney Seal and Public Integrity Investigation Banner Click to view article, BREAKING: Source of Voter 'Robocalls' Identified

BREAKING: Source of Voter 'Robocalls' Identified

District Attorney Dan Dow Announced today that Kevin P. Rice, a Kern County resident, came forward and contacted the DA's Office regarding recent 'robocalls' in Supervisorial District 3 race.

 Click to view article, Local Bookkeeper Ginger Mankins Arrested and Charged with Embezzling More than $5 Million from Local Businesses

Local Bookkeeper Ginger Mankins Arrested and Charged with Embezzling More than $5 Million from Local Businesses

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Ginger Lee Mankins (DOB 11/30/1964) has been arrested for suspicion of embezzling more than $5 million from two local agricultural businesses.

 Click to view article, Jury Finds Man Guilty of Lewd Act Upon a Child

Jury Finds Man Guilty of Lewd Act Upon a Child

After a week-long jury trial, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Jay Vee Batul Estoque (29) guilty of committing a lewd act upon a child under the age of fourteen and found true the special allegation that the defendant engaged in substantial sexual conduct during the assault.

 Click to view article, Murder Charges Filed in Morro Bay Stabbing

Murder Charges Filed in Morro Bay Stabbing

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Sean Christopher Maneely (53) has been charged with murder for the stabbing death of Andrew Ignatius McTaggart, which took place on January 25, 2020 in the city of Morro Bay.

 Click to view article, Judge Sentences Man to State Prison for Criminal Threats and Stalking

Judge Sentences Man to State Prison for Criminal Threats and Stalking

Atascadero man sentenced to serve over four years in state prison for criminally threatening and stalking his ex-girlfriends over the course of several months.

 Click to view article, DA Dow Announces Appointment of Chief Deputy DA Lisa B. Muscari

DA Dow Announces Appointment of Chief Deputy DA Lisa B. Muscari

Experienced prosecutor and former United States Marine Corps JAG Officer Lisa B. Muscari was promoted to the leadership position of Chief Deputy District Attorney.